History of physical or sexual abuse. About half of women with chronic female pelvic pain
report abuse in their past.1
radiation treatment or surgery of the abdomen or pelvis.
This includes some surgeries for urinary incontinence.
depression. Pain and depression seem to be
Alcohol or drug abuse.
abnormal in the structure of the female organs.
Pregnancy and childbirth that put stress on the back and pelvis, such as delivery of a large baby, a difficult delivery,
or a forceps or vacuum delivery.
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